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Mountain River in East Siberia. Source: zhaubasar/Adobe Stock

Denisovan Artifacts Discovered in Siberian Ice (Video)


Archaeologists excavating the Siberian permafrost have uncovered a wealth of artifacts, shedding light on the enigmatic Denisovans and their ancient predecessors. Among the finds are finely crafted stone tools, believed to be the handiwork of Denisovan and early human hands, dating back an astonishing 417,000 years.

In addition to these tools, remnants of ancient campfires have been unearthed, providing evidence of sustained human habitation in the region. These hearths offer glimpses into the daily lives of Denisovans and their kin, revealing communal gatherings, shared meals, and the mastery of fire—a skill essential for survival in the harsh Siberian environment.

Among the most intriguing discoveries are bone fragments, potentially offering insights into the hunting practices and dietary habits of these ancient peoples. Analysis of these bones may unlock secrets about the animals they hunted, including mammoths and other megafauna, as well as their strategies for survival in the unforgiving Arctic landscape.

Furthermore, the presence of animal hides suggests early developments in clothing and shelter-making techniques. The use of fur pelts not only provided warmth but also served as vital protection against the bitter cold of the Arctic winters.

These artifacts paint a vivid picture of the Denisovans and their predecessors, showcasing their resilience, innovation, and adaptability in the face of formidable challenges. Each discovery offers a tantalizing glimpse into the complex lives of these ancient humans, deepening our understanding of human evolution and migration.

Top image: Mountain River in East Siberia. Source: zhaubasar/Adobe Stock                      

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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